I had a fun evening last night with Ashton Lee, author of the Cherry Cola Book Club books as guest speaker at our Red Bank Branch Library, followed by dinner. That meant a night away from my book, though, so I didn't have time to finish it.
I'm reading a terrific western fantasy. Silver on the Road by Laura Anne Gilman is the first in a proposed trilogy. It's set in the early 1800s in an alternate North America, divided into sections. There's the United States, a country that ends just west of Illinois. There's the Spanish Protectorate, much of the Southwest. And, in between is the Territory, the Devil's land. It's a place said to be overrun by magic, magicians and monsters. But, Isobel calls in home. When she's sixteen, she is given a choice. Her choice is to become the Territory's Left Hand, taking to the road, accompanied by a mentor named Gabriel, who will teach her the dangers of the road, as well as the stories of the people and laws of the Territory. (Love this book!)
What are reading? Have you headed into the past or the future? Is it this world or another one? I'd love to know what book has caught your attention.